Yesterday, Samsung officially launched the Galaxy Note 5 in Nigeria. I was present at the event. In the midst of bells and whistles, noise and the crowds, I moved to one corner to play with this phone and here are my initial findings with Samsung Galaxy Note 5.
The first thing you’ll notice about this phone is that it is very lightweight compared to it’s size. Next is the polished, shiny metal body. This phone is beautiful, sleek and shiny. You get that premium feel when you hold it too. Next port of call is the display. It is sharp, crisp, and rich in colour. You probably haven’t seen any phone’s display as sharp and as clear as this.
I switched on the camera, and oh my!! For a split second, I was taken aback. The details captured were really really good. I had to argue with myself whether this sharpness was attributed to the great display or it was the camera itself working wonders. Performance wise, the phone responded with every touch.
Saving the last for the best, this is where I talk about the SPen. This is actually what differentiates a Samsung Note from every other Android phablet out there. The text scribbled above was done with the phone in standby mode, a first experience for me 🙂 With the pen, you can write out an address or contact, and have it saved directly on the phone.
At a point when pulling out the pen to write on it, the phone lagged a bit. This still reminds us of the great curse upon Android devices. Overall, however, the phone is beautiful both in look and feel.